Memorial Services for Lupe Ortiz, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 18, at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea. The Reverend Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery, at a later date. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church.
Lupe died surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. She was 68. Guadalupe was born on August 26, 1951, in Geneva Township, the daughter of Natividad and Guadalupe (Luna) Duenes. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, and also the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed card games, puzzle books, kettle corn and collecting purses and hats. Lupe’s greatest joy was her family, she was so proud of each and every one of them. She was the caretaker of all, always giving, always caring, for her children, grandchildren and all of her family. Never judging, never criticizing, just caring and loving them with all her heart.
Lupe will be greatly missed by all those who loved her: daughter Gina (Marco) Montero of Albert Lea and children Andrew, Marcos, Eliyana and Eva, son Hector (Amy) Ortiz of Hibbing, MN and children Hanley and Kalliope; brothers and sisters: Robert (Josie) Duenes, Rudy Duenes, Rosa (Ramon) Villarreal, Carmen Rosas and Jesse (Lisa) Duenes; sister-in-law Paula Duenes and many aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lupe was preceded in death by her parents and a brother John. Lupe will be lovingly remembered, and her words will always remind us to forgive and love deeply.